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The 11 Best UK Girl Groups Of The Past 25 Years: From Spice Girls To Sugababes

Sam Lansky | October 17, 2012 - 5:30 am

British boy bands are on the rise, with groups like One Direction and The Wanted making a monster impact on the US charts, but what about the ladies? Just as our neighbors across the pond have produced an inordinate share of the best boy band pop of the last few decades, so have they contributed… More »

The 11 Best UK Boy Bands Of The Past 25 Years: From Take That To One Direction

John Hamilton | October 10, 2012 - 5:30 am

With a blockbuster year nearly behind them (their platinum hit “What Makes You Beautiful” hit the top four, spawning a number one album and a sold-out tour) and new single “Live While We’re Young” burning up the airwaves, British boy-band One Direction remind us of one of pop music’s most enduring truths: the most compelling… More »

Nicki Minaj & Mariah Carey Feudgate 2012: Read Nicki’s 5 Shadiest Tweets About Mariah

Sam Lansky | October 5, 2012 - 6:26 am

We have yet to formally declare a side in the ongoing feud between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey that exploded this week following a confrontation during American Idol auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina. But if anyone is winning points for shameless Twitter-dragging, it’s Dear Old Nicki.

The stakes have been escalating since video… More »

The 8 Best “Gangnam”-Style Dance Craze Songs Of The Past 25 Years

Mike Wass | October 5, 2012 - 5:30 am

PSY rode his invisible horse all the way to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 last week. (And now he’s bouncing shirtless!) “Gangnam Style” was always destined for K-pop greatness, but the hilarious dance routine also overcame the language barrier and made the song an international phenomenon.

While the Korean superstar has… More »

Election 2012: The 10 Best Obama & Romney Name-Drops In Music From Recent Years

Sam Lansky | October 4, 2012 - 5:30 am

Election Season is right around the corner, and it’s a time when all Americans ask “Wait, what’s the electoral college again?” and head to the voting booths in support of their candidate of choice. This year, with the amount of key issues at play, the upcoming decision is an important one, and has musical artists… More »

Britney Spears, Taylor Swift & Rihanna Top ‘Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Hollywood List

Sam Lansky | October 2, 2012 - 8:36 am

Surprise! The highest-paid women in the entertainment industry are pretty much the ones that you’d expect: the big-time superstars with massive endorsement deals, global tours and record sales. At the top of the list? Britney Spears and Taylor Swift, with Rihanna in close pursuit.

Forbes’ annual list, which went live yesterday (October 1), is… More »

Whitney Houston’s 10 Best Songs That Were Left Off Her New ‘Best Of’

Stephen Sears | October 1, 2012 - 6:34 am

On November 12, RCA will release a new Whitney Houston hits CD called I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston. When the 18 tracks were announced, debates began over which singles didn’t make the cut. Message boards lit up, press-on nails were chewed off and it basically seemed confounding that at least… More »

The 10 Best James Bond Songs (Until Adele’s 007 ‘Skyfall’ Theme Drops)

John Hamilton | October 1, 2012 - 5:30 am

Rumor has it the producers of the next James Bond film, Skyfall, have only one diva in their sights for the sure-to-be-blockbuster theme song: multiple-Grammy-winner Adele! Nothing has been officially confirmed by either camp, but we think the platinum 21 songbird is an ideal fit for the classic James Bond motif. Not only is she… More »

Summertime Sadness: The 10 Best Songs Radio Ignored

Sam Lansky | September 24, 2012 - 5:25 am

The best part of summer might just be the Song Of The Summer — the one that you play so much in the July sunshine that you never want to hear it again by September. This year’s biggest summer song was inarguably Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” but the Canadian singer was far from… More »

Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ Songs Covered By One Direction, Christina Aguilera & More

Mike Wass | September 13, 2012 - 8:10 am

Few albums have stood the test of time as valiantly as Michael Jackson’s Bad, thanks to classics like “Man In The Mirror,” “Dirty Diana” and “The Way You Make Me Feel”, which sound as engaging today as they were in 1987. Given the creative and commercial success Michael enjoyed in this era of his career,… More »

Supernatural Singles: 10 Songs With Creepy, Bump-In-The-Night Videos

John Hamilton | September 5, 2012 - 6:30 am

When it comes to music videos that make a lasting impression, one rule always holds fast and true: the scarier the better! After all, the most popular, influential, and widely-copied video of all time was a special-effects-laden, big-budget homage to Z-grade horror movies that changed music television (remember that?) and pop music forever. And what’s… More »

Pop Off The Stage: Top 5 Musicals To Achieve Crossover Success

emilytan | September 4, 2012 - 5:32 pm

Musicals aren’t just for theater nerds. With the recent remake of Sparkle, the upcoming premiere of Glee’s fourth season, and the badass ladies of Pitch Perfect gearing up to bring competitive a capella to the big screen in October, musicals have become a permanent fixture in today’s pop zeitgeist. Whether they’ve crossed over from the stage… More »

Labor Day Video Playlist: Pop Stars At Work

John Hamilton | August 31, 2012 - 9:30 am

It’s hard to believe summer’s winding down and Labor Day is upon us already, but there’s no need to despair! In the spirit of the holiday — the point of which is to recognize and celebrate the average working stiff — we’ve rounded up a marathon of classic videos by artists who have done their… More »

Idolator’s 12 Most Anticipated Fall Albums

Idolator Staff | August 30, 2012 - 6:30 am

We’re not sure how summer flew by so fast, but we’re blaming it on our minds being scrambled from too many listens to “Call Me Maybe”. The sunny days are getting shorter, school is back in session and it’s now time to look ahead to the sounds that are coming our way this fall. One… More »

Jay-Z & Beyonce Top ‘Forbes’ Power Couple List

Robbie Daw | August 9, 2012 - 12:48 pm

Last year Jay-Z and Beyonce had to settle for the #2 position on Forbes’ Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples list. But with so many high-profile splits over the past 12 months, it’s no surprise that Blue Ivy Carter’s big bucks mom and pop have finally ascended the throne this time around. The money-monitoring publication notes that Bey… More »

Lollapalooza’s 10 Most Epic Moments In Pop

Carl Williott | July 25, 2012 - 5:30 am

Some of the biggest names in rock, dance and pop will descend on Chicago for Lollapalooza on August 3-5, including everyone from Frank Ocean to Florence + the Machine to Fun. But Lolla wasn’t always this inclusive: It began as a the leading authority on alt-rock in the early ’90s, a traveling caravan of flannel and… More »

Selena Gomez’s 20th Birthday: 20 Facts You Didn’t Know About The Star

Idolator Staff | July 20, 2012 - 5:30 am

Selena Gomez’s birthday is on Sunday (July 22), and she’s finally leaving teendom behind to celebrate the big 2-0. Though many recognize her as the former star of Wizards of Waverly Place , the “Hit The Lights” singer has done a lot since her Disney days: She’s worked on a new movie, become a magazine cover girl, and… More »

Pop On The Pole: Frank Ocean’s ‘Pyramids’ Joins Long Tradition Of Songs About Stripping

Carl Williott | July 13, 2012 - 5:30 am

Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange is blowing our minds, and we’re still trying to piece our brains back together three days after its surprise midnight release. But the one thing we know immediately is that “Pyramids” is a song for the ages. Over the course of 10 minutes Ocean crafts an epic dreamscape of love and… More »

Whitney Houston’s Death Ranked Among TV’s 20 Most Impactful Moments

Robbie Daw | July 12, 2012 - 10:24 am

Sony Electronics and the Nielsen television research company released a study of TV’s Most Impactful Moments of the past 50 years on Wednesday. The survey was conducted in February of this year via an online questionnaire of 1,077 adults, and the resultant televised events were ranked by whether people remembered watching them (hence the oldest… More »

Amy Winehouse Tributes: The Best Performances In The Year Since Her Death

Idolator Staff | July 11, 2012 - 5:30 am

When Amy Winehouse died on July 23, 2011, at the age of 27, some called the tragedy “unavoidable“. Whether or not you agreed with that particular sentiment, you can’t deny that on that day one year ago, music lost one of the most unique and soulful voices of our time. Russell Brand said it best in… More »

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